Tagged with Shetland

Flowers and colours…

Here are a few pictures of our garden in Shetland today, in glorious sunshine! I’m having a few days off between jobs, I begin a new post new next week. I thought I would share with you some images from our garden here in Shetland when I have some spare time! I grow summer annuals from seed, beginning … Continue reading

Pastel Fair Isle Gloves

At last I have settled down to completing the pattern….. For these Pastel Fair Isle gloves which are inspired by all the beautiful sea pinks, roses, pale blue skies and wonderful long day light hours we are enjoying in the Shetland isles at the moment – which is where the yellow and white come in! If you’d like … Continue reading

My Dad – wooden things for wool

In this post I am sharing with you a little bit about my dad as over the last few years dad has kindly made me wooden things to use with my knitwear. These things  have been used when I have completed knitting Shetland lace scarves, woollen socks, Fair Isle gloves, or jumpers. These boards are commonly used in Shetland – … Continue reading

Gloves heading for Bergen

  I have been knitting gifts to send over to Bergen. Yesterday, I pictured the gloves before posting them across to my friends Gro and Geir (pictured above whilst on a walk in Eshaness, Shetland in July this year). I’d earlier knitted a beret for Gro, which is pictured here worn by my niece Aimee.  The gloves are made with the … Continue reading

Fair Isle Pastel Gloves completed…

My latest completed Fair Isle hand knitted gloves which are quite luxurious in that they will not be very practical to wear with being knitted from such lovely light colours. I felt like a change of palette was needed what with the light increasing just now with each passing day of spring, such a lovely … Continue reading

Fair Isle Gloves – Pastel Colours

I have yet to decide on a name for these, if you have any thoughts, let me know.I will share them with you again once the project is complete. These are made using Jamieson’s pool bought from one of my local wool shops in Lerwick, Shetland. They have a brilliant selection of colours there. I … Continue reading

USA army colours beret

USA army colours beret

I made this beret last year for friends’ daughter as a present from their Shetland holiday. I was asked to make it in USA army colours and I found this an interesting challenge which turned out fine as the hat was liked and you can see it here worn by it’s owner!

More Heylor Gloves

I have really enjoyed making up these gloves from this simple, yet effective old Fair Isle pattern. I’ve made up three pairs of gloves using a variety of colour schemes. The ones with the dark brown fingers are from Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme jumper weight wool which is not dyed. I like these as … Continue reading

Fair Isle Fingerless Gloves

Made by hand with pure Shetland wool. I have hardly made any gloves before but I was set a challenge by one of my colleagues to knit some as her daughter had lost one of her favourite fingerless gloves and she wished to gift her a new pair of identical gloves. So I thought I … Continue reading

Ronas Voe

I am nearing the end of this jumper now and I am adding in a hood to give it a more modern feel. I can’t wait to get it on!